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Champs Elysees Restaurants

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, MC = Mastercard, V = Visa. AE = American Express, DC = Discover Card, Prices range from low (€) to very expensive (€€€€€)

1728 - A restaurant and tea salon in an 18th-century mansion. The menu ranges from club sandwiches to sweet-and-sour sea bass. Desserts are by pastry star Pierre Herme. Mon-Fri L, tea, drinks & D until 1 am, Sat drinks & D. €€/€€€ 8 rue d'Anjou (8th), 01.40.17.04.77 Paris Metro Symbol Madeleine

ALAIN DUCASSE AU PLAZA ATHENEE - The superstar chef's newly redecorated three-star restaurant, where Ducasse's "executive" chef Christophe Moret has a more classic approach than his predecessor (now at Les Ambassadeurs), offering such dishes as Bresse chicken with morels, crawfish and asparagus, or spider crab with truffles and lime juice. Mon-Wed D, Thu-Fri L&D. €€€€€ . Hotel Plaza Athenee, 25 ave Montaigne (8th), 01.53.67.65.00 Paris Metro Symbol Alma-Marceau

ALSACE (L') - An all-night Champs Elysees brasserie serving big fresh seafood platters and Alsatian specialties: foie gras au Gew├╝rztraminer, choucroute (sauerkraut with ham and sausages). Daily 24 hrs. €€ 39 ave des Champs-Elysees (8th), 01.53.93.97.00 Paris Metro Symbol Franklin D. Roosevelt

AMBASSADEURS (LES) - A beautiful restaurant glittering with mirrors and crystal chandeliers, where chef Jean-Francois Piege (the former on site chef of Alain Ducasse at the Hotel Plaza Athenee) has just won a second Michelin star for such superb dishes as chicken breast coillette with chestnuts and truffles. Tue-Sat L&D, Mon D only. €€€€€ Hotel de Crillon, 10 place de la Concorde (8th), 01.44.71.16.16 Paris Metro Symbol Concorde

ANGLE DU FAUBOURG (L') - A smaller restaurant run by the owner of three star Taillevent. Modern decor, lively atmosphere, and excellent French cuisine that has one star of its own; artichoke ravioli, braised lamb with new spring vegetables. Great wines by the glass. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€ 195 rue du Fbg St-Honore (8th), 01.40.74.20.20 Paris Metro SymbolTernes

APICIUS - A new address for this two-star restaurant whose chef Jean-Pierre Vigato offers a creative mix of modern and country cooking: lobster ravioli, potato Charlotte with caviar, hot chocolate souffle. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€€ 20 rue d'Artois (8th), 01.43.80.19.66 Paris Metro Symbol St-Philippe-du-Roule

ASTOR (L') - Chef Christophe Die is a protege of Joel Robuchon, who oversees the menu in this stylish Art Deco restaurant, offering such dishes as tuna cannelloni with eggplant, or sole with celery cream. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€ 11 rue d'Astorg (8th), 01.53.05.05.20 Paris Metro Symbol St-Augustin

AVENUE (L') - One of the many hot spots run by the trend-setting Castes brothers and decorated by Jacques Garcia. Simple contemporary French food. Daily L&D. €€€ (AE, DC, MC, V) 41 ave Montaigne (8th), 01.40.70.14.91 Paris Metro Symbol Alma-Marceau

BATH'S - A Michelin one-star restaurant with a chef from the Auvergne region, serving such country dishes as stuffed cabbage or veal chops with morel ravioli. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€ (AE, MC, V) 9 rue de la Tremoille (8th), 01.40.70.01.09 Paris Metro Symbol Alma-Marceau

BOEUF SUR LE TOIT (LE) - This famous and handsome Art Deco hangout of the 1920's and '30s, whose regulars included Picasso and Maurice Chevalier, now features a fresh oyster and shellfish bar and standard French brasserie fare. Daily L&D until 2 am. €€ 34 rue du Colisee (8th), 01.53.93.65.55 Paris Metro Symbol Franklin D. Roosevelt

BRISTOL (LE ) - The beautiful wood paneled dining room is a perfect setting for two-star chef Eric Frechon's remarkable cuisine, including such dishes as a delicate pine-smoked spongecake baba with boned stuffed chicken wing and Beaufort cheese. Superb desserts by pastry chef Gilles Marchal. Daily L&D. €€€€€ Hotel Le Bristol, 112 rue du Fbg St-Honore (8th), 01.53.43.43.00 Paris Metro Symbol Miromesnil

CAFE FAUBOURG - The restaurant looks onto a lush garden in the Hotel Sofitel Le Faubourg, where chef Jerome Videau offers modern French dishes such as crab and asparagus salad, or filet of John Dory with spelt risotto, spring peas and chorizo. Daily L&D. €€€ 15 rue Boissy d'Anglas (8th), 01.44.94.14.24 Paris Metro Symbol Concorde

CAFE LE NOTRE - A modern restaurant sharing a historic Parisian pavilion with the Le Notre cooking school and a gourmet food shop. Daily B, L, drinks & D 8:30am - 11pm (Sun closes 6 pm). €€€ Pavilion de l'Elysee, 10 ave des Champs-Elysees (8th), 01.42.65.85.10 Paris Metro Symbol Champs-Elysees Clemenceau

CARPACCIO (lL) - (ltalian) Venetian fabrics, Murano chandeliers and elaborate Italian cuisine in this Michelin one-star restaurant: green gnocchi, roast squab with polenta and black truffles. Daily L&D. €€€€ Hotel Royal-Manceau, 37 ave Hache (8th), 01.42.99.98.90 Paris Metro Symbol Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile

CAVIAR KASPIA - A 75 year old shop and restaurant overlooking the Madeleine church, popular with the beau monde for its top notch caviar, smoked salmon, and 100 different vodkas. Mon - Sat L&D to 1 am. €€€€ 17 place de la Madeleine (8th), 01.42.65.33.32 Paris Metro Symbol Madeleine

CHEZ ANDRE - An old-fashioned brasserie serving plentiful seafood platters and traditional French cuisine: sale meuniere, rack of lamb, millefeuille. Daily L&D until midnight. €€ 12 rue Marbeul (8th), 01.47.20.59.57 Paris Metro Symbol Franklin D. Roosevelt

CHEZ CATHERINE - Chef Catherine Guerraz has traded her cozy bistro for this upmarket spot near the Etoile. Her great updates of classic dishes have also gone upscale foie gras and crab terrine, scallops with black truffles- as have the prices. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€ (MC, V) 3 rue Berryer (8th), 01.40.76.01.40 Paris Metro Symbol Charles de Gaulle Etoile

CHIBERTA - Run by three-star chef Guy Savoy and strikingly decorated by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this one-star restaurant serves contemporary French dishes best described as new nouvelle cuisine: crab salad with celery, green apples and spicy oil, braised veal knuckle with peaches. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. €€€ 3 rue Arsene-Houssaye (8th), 01.53.53.42.00 Paris Metro Symbol Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile

CHINOISERIE (LA) - A hotel lobby restaurant with cozy armchairs, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and candlelight dinner. Contemporary French cuisine. Daily 6am - 1am. €€€ Hotel Hyatt Regency, 24 blvd Malesherbes (8th), 01.55.27.12.34 Paris Metro Symbol Madeleine

CINQ (LE) - Chef Philippe Legendre has won a third Michelin star for such wonderful dishes as fricassee of langoustines with cilantro accompanied by lasagne with aged Parmesan, or rack of lamb with candied lemon and pine needles. Superb desserts, serious wine list, and fantastic flowers by the American Jeff Leatham. Daily L&D. €€€€€ Four Seasons Hotel George V, 31 ave George V (8th), 01.49.52.70.00 Paris Metro Symbol George V

DOMINIQUE BOUCHET - Chef Dominique Bouchet, who won two stars while at the Hotel Crillon, has made a very welcome comeback in a handsome new restaurant under his own name, where his excellent menu includes chestnut truffle soup, shellfish quenelles and a classic seven hour lamb. Mon-Fri L&D. €€/€€€ (AE, MC, V) 11 rue Treilhard (8th), 01.45.61.09.46 Paris Metro Symbol Miromesnil

ELYSEES DU VERNET (LES) - In a century-old room with a stained-glass dome, one-star chef Eric Briffard serves wonderful modern French cuisine with exotic touches: root vegetables in a pot-au-feu gelee, Breton monkfish with lime and ginger, cinnamon-chocolate feui/lantine with cocoa sherbet and jasmine tea sauce. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€€ Hotel Vernet, 25 rue Vernet (8th), 01.44.31.98.98 Paris Metro Symbol George V

FERMETTE MARBEUF (LA) - Just off the Champs-Elysees, with a stunning Belle Epoque decor and traditional French cuisine, including braised veal knuckle and beef filet with Bordelaise sauce. Daily L&D. €€€ 5 rue Marbeuf (8th), 01.53.23.08.00 Paris Metro Symbol Alma-Marceau

FINDI - (Italian) An upscale palazzo-style decor and classic Italian fare. The pasta dishes (seafood with tagliatelle, rigatoni al pesta in particular) are the best. Daily B, L, D, Sun brunch. €€ (AE, DC, MC, V) 24 ave George V (8th), 01.47.20.14.78 Paris Metro Symbol George V

FOUQUET'S - A century-old restaurant, long a favorite of French show biz celebrities, renovated by designer Jacques Garcia. Slightly modernized classic French fare. Daily L&D. €€€ 99 ave des Champs-Elysees (8th), 01.47.23.50.00 Paris Metro Symbol George V

HEDIARD - A stylish, wood-paneled restaurant above the famous gourmet food and wine shop, serving traditional and modern French cuisine: salmon tournedos, braised veal, caramelized vanilla milleleuilfe. Large choice of coffees. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat L only. €€€ (AE, MC, V) 21 pi de la Madeleine (8th), 01.43.12.88.99 Paris Metro Symbol Madeleine

JARDIN (LE) - A luxurious dining room with a glass veranda facing a garden, where talented chef Herve Galidie has won a Michelin star for his good southern-French-influenced modern cuisine. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€ Hotel Royal Monceau, 37 ave Hoche (8th), 01.42.99.98.70 Paris Metro Symbol Charles de Gaulle-Etoile

KINUGAWA - A pair of wood-paneled temples to Japanese haute cuisine, both run by chef Kiyoshi Kinugawa, who is known for his perfect technique and super-fresh ingredients. Mon-Sat L&D. €€€ 4 rue St-Philippe- du-Roule (8th), 01.45.63.08.07. Paris Metro Symbol St-Philippe-du-Roule; and also 9 rue du Mont- Thabor (1st), 01.42.60.65.07 Paris Metro Symbol Tuileries

LADUREE - An ornate tea room/restaurant famous for its macaroons. Daily B, L, tea, dinner until midnight. €€ (AE, JCB, MC, V) 75 ave des Champs-Elysees (8th), 01.40.75.08.75. Paris Metro Symbol George V. Also a lavish Left Bank branch (daily B, L, tea, D) at 21 rue Bonaparte (6th), 01.44.07.64.87. Paris Metro Symbol St-Germain-des-Pres E4; and the original salon (daily B, L, tea) at 16 rue Royale (8th), 01.42.60.21.79 Paris Metro Symbol Madeleine

LASSERRE - Chef Jean-Louis Nomicos adds a Mediterranean touch to this historic two-star restaurant. Dishes include wonderful truffle-stuffed macaroni and the famous pigeon "Andre Malraux". Splendid atmosphere, superb service, live piano music. Tue-Sat L&D. €€€€ 17 ave Franklin D. Roosevelt (8th), 01.43.59.02.13 Paris Metro Symbol Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau

LAURENT - In a gracious 1842 pavilion designed by the architect of the Champs-Elysees, chef Alain Pegouret prepares delicious dishes such as deep-fried langoustines with basil, and saddle of lamb in an herb crust. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat D only. €€€€ 41 ave Gabriel (8th), 01.42.25.00.39 Paris Metro Symbol Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau

LEDOYEN - An elegant 18th-century building in the Champs-Elysees gardens, where three-star chef Christian Le Squer whips up such creative dishes as crispy sauteed langoustines in citrus oil, or braised turbot with crushed potatoes and truffles. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€€€ Carre des Champs-Elysees (8th), 01.53.05.10.00 Paris Metro Symbol Champs-Elysees-Clemenceau

LORRAINE (LA) - A big French brasserie with a striking new Art Deco interior. Traditional specialties include seafood platters, charcutrie, quiche Lorraine, and chocolate charlotte. Daily until 1 am. €€€ (AE, DC, MC, V) 2 pi des Ternes (8th), 01.56.21.22.00 Paris Metro Symbol Ternes

LUCAS CARTON - The beautiful Belle Epoque restaurant of long-time three-star chef Alain Senderens, who also suggests different wines by the glass for each course. His canard Apicius, honey-spice-roasted duck, is based on an ancient Roman recipe. Tue-Fri L&D, Mon & Sat D. €€€€€ 9 place de la Madeleine (8th), 01.42.65.22.90 Paris Metro Symbol Madeleine

MARKET- (Fusion) New York chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's chic Paris restaurant, serving such dishes as "black plates" of tastettes-for-two (lobster with Darkon radish, chicken satay with curry), or steamed cod with eucalyptus emulsion and broccoli. Mon-Fri B, L & D, Sat-Sun brunch & D. €€€ (AE, MC, V) 15 ave Matignon (8th), 01.56.43.40.90 Paris Metro Symbol Franklin D. Roosevelt

MUSEE JACQUEMART ANDRE - The delightful tea salon of the Jacquemart-Andre museum, formerly a private mansion, has a ceiling painted by Tiepolo. Sandwiches, salads, and quiches. Daily L only. € (MC, V) 158 blvd Haussmann (8th), 01.45.62.11.59 Paris Metro Symbol Miromesnil

PETROUCHKA - (Russian) Cozy decor, live gypsy music, classic Russian dishes-caviar, borscht, beef Stroganov-and lots of vodka. Mon-Fri L&D, Sat-Sun D. €€€ 49 rue de Laborde (8th), 01.45.22.31.63 Paris Metro Symbol St-Augustin

PIERRE GAGNAIRE - Unconventional three-star chef Gagnaire concocts creative dishes such as tender white tuna in a spider-crab broth, served with baby asparagus and caviar. Numerous elaborate side dishes, homemade breads, and a multiple "grand dessert." Stylish, modern room. €€€€€ (AE, MC, V) 6 rue Balzac (8th), 01.58.36.12.50 Paris Metro Symbol George V

PLACE (LA) - The restaurant of the Hotel Radisson SAS Champs-Elysees, with a clean-lined contemporary interior and a menu of modern French dishes such as crab soup with broccoli or roast Sisteron lamb with Espelette peppers. The wine list is now accompanied by a tea list, with suggestions for matching certain dishes and teas. Paris Metro Symbol Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile

PLANET HOLLYWOOD - (American) A huge two-story space filled with Hollywood movie memorabilia, serving American, Tex-Mex, French, and Asian food, including baked potato skins with cheese and chorizo. Daily 11:30 am-1 am. Happy hour at the bar Mon-Fri 4-7 pm. € 78 ave des Champs-Elysees (8th), 01.53.83.78.27 Paris Metro SymbolGeorge V

PUBLICIS DRUGSTORE (LE) - This hotspot of the 1960's and 70's is back in a hyper-modern new building. Along with boutiques offering gourmet foods, books, wine, and cosmetics, and a VIP restaurant Marcel with a "secret" phone number (01.44.43.66.66), the big 170 seat Brasserie serves breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and cold dishes. Daily L&D, 8 am-2 am, €/€€ (AE, MC, V) 133 ave des Champs-Elysees (8th), Paris Metro Symbol Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile

RESTAURANT W - A one-star restaurant just off the Champs-Elysees where chef Franck Charpentier mixes southern French cuisine with hints of Asia. Very beige decor. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€ Light lunch in Swann's Bar € Hotel Le Warwick Champs-Elysees, 5 rue de Berri (8th), 01.45.61.82.08 Paris Metro Symbol George V

SAFRAN (LE) - A hotel restaurant with a striking Art Deco interior by Jacques Garcia, serving international cuisine-crab and avocado with wasabi sauce, Oriental "Zafaran" lamb along with salads, pastas and good vegetarian dishes. Daily L&D. €€/€€€ Hotel Hilton Arc de Triomphe, 51/57 rue de Courcelles (8th), 01.58.36.67.00 Paris Metro Symbol Courcelles

SANTOOR - (Indian) Just off the Champs-Elysees, a restaurant specializing in traditional Indian food including tandoori and curries. Mon-Sat L&D, Sun D only. € (AE, MC, V) 30 rue Marbeuf (8th), 01.42.56.33.18 Paris Metro Symbol Franklin-Roosevelt

SEBILLON ELYSEES/NEUILLY - A classic Parisian brasserie with oysters, fresh seafood platters, foie gras and leg of lamb carved at the table. Daily L&D until midnight €€ 66 rue Pierre Charron (8th), 01.4359.28.15. Paris Metro Symbol Franklin D. Roosevelt Also: 20 ave Charles de Gaulle, Neuilly, 01.46.24.71.31 Paris Metro Symbol Porte Maillot

SENSO - English entrepreneur Sir Terence Conran's latest Parisian venture, an elegant, clean-lined restaurant serving good classic French cuisine with little trace of fusion or folly: tomatoes stuffed with shredded beef, rack of lamb with basil. Daily L&D, Sun Italian brunch. €€€ Hotel de la Tremoille, 16 rue de la Tremoille (8th), 01.56.52.14.14 Paris Metro Symbol Alma-Marceau

SPICY - Brick walls and blond wood for this spot near the Champs-Elysees, offering Moroccan tajines, Thai chicken and steak and tartare. Late-night bar, live jazz Mon & Thu nights, Sun brunch. Daily L&D. €€ (AE, MC, V) 8 ave Franklin D. Roosevelt (8th), 01.56.59.62.59 Paris Metro Symbol Franklin D. Roosevelt

SPOON, FOOD AND WINE - (Fusion) A trendy restaurant run by three-star chef Alain Ducasse, serving excellent mix 'n' match dishes from seared tuna with satay sauce to pasta with three-tomato marmalade. At lunch, "Spoonsum" are dim sum like tidbits, and "Speedy Spoon" is a three course platter. Mon-Fri L&D. €€€. 14 rue de Marignan (8th), 01.40.76.34.44 Paris Metro Symbol Franklin D. Roosevelt

STELLA MARIS - A small restaurant with an elegant new decor where chef Tateru Yoshino prepares superb French cuisine with organic products and a Japanese dedication to perfection. The winter menu includes tuna-and-eggplant millefeuille and a sensational wild duck, venison and foie gras tourte with sweet potato and chestnut puree. Tue-Fri L&D, Mon/Sat D only. €€€ 4 rue Arsone Houssaye (8th), 01.42.89.16.22 Paris Metro Symbol Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile

STRESA - (ltalian) A long-time favorite of the international show-biz and fashion crowds, with good but pricey Italian dishes including Parma ham sliced on an antique machine in the corner, risotto Milanese and spaghetti "Jean-Paul Belmondo." Reservations a must Mon-Fri L&D. €€€ (AE, MC, V) 7 rue Chambiges (8th), 01.47.23.51.62 Paris Metro Symbol Alma-Marceau

TABLE DU LANCASTER BY MICHEL TROISGROS (LA) - (Fusion) Despite the overblown Franglais name, this small restaurant opened by the famous three-star chef from Roanne, near Lyon, wins critical raves for such innovative dishes as scallops with wakame on melba toast, or steamed shrimp and fennel. Daily L&D. €€€€ Hotel Lancaster, 7 rue de Berri (8th), 01.40.76.40.18 Paris Metro Symbol George V

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